Category Archives: progress


The stock Puma tyres were 14 inch Pirelli CN36, 185/70 in front and 195/70 at the rear. I previously found that the Puma is so light that it tends to aquaplane with wide tyres — instead of pushing the water … Continue reading

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Bought these rims from Gumtree for R1000. They’ll need a bit of a polish, maybe. Edit: the “bit of a polish” was a full straightening… set me back R2400. But now they’re brand new, basically. VW part number 17S 601 … Continue reading

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Fish Hoek

My brother needs the space and I need to spend more time on the Puma, so we dropped the body on to the pan and towed the Puma to Fish Hoek. (Yes, this is a long term project…)

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The big rebuild

So I’m starting to rebuild the Puma. The early Pumas used VW/Audi taillights, the part number on my righthand taillight is 105945241. One of our list members, Armand Botha, tells me that these are the same lights as fitted to … Continue reading

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